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Module C2: The Ghost Tower of Inverness

Guest Writer: Nick Monitto During my main gaming period of the 1980’s, I spent most of my time on the Player side. My friend Tim was the long-time Dungeon Master for our group, taking us through his homebrew world for many years. I enjoyed it a lot, but there were times when I wanted to do something a little different, …

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Hackmaster, the KODT inspired system is no joking matter!

Hackmaster core books review part 1 Written by Christopher Bishop The author would like to state that he is reviewing his own personally bought copies of the product. Hackmaster first appeared in Knights of the Dinner Table comic strip as early as 1995 (I asked Jolly Blackburn to confirm this).  At the time, it was more of a tongue and …

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Guest Review: Dark Tower Module

Guest Writer: Nick Monitto I came to the “Dungeons & Dragons” game when both it, and I, were quite young. In the heady days of the late 1970’s and early 80’s it was just about the biggest of my hobbies. It easily took up much of my free time, and more than a little bit of my spending money! At a …

Guest Review: Knockspell Magazine

Guest Writer: Nick Monitto Today’s review is on the debut issue of “Knockspell Magazine”. This was published early in 2009, identified in its contents as “Spring 2009”, but also as “February 2009” in the page footers. In the lead Editor’s note, Matt Finch describes it as “…the official magazine of the Swords & Wizardry project, a fan-based group dedicated to …

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Guest Review – WITCH: Fated Souls

Guest Writer: Timothy Brannan I supported the WITCH: Fated Souls Kickstarter back when it was coming out and have been meaning to do a review for ages. So near Halloween and with the PDF on sale at DriveThruRPG, this might be a great time. Elizabeth Chaipraditkul is a new name to the RPG biz, but one that is getting out there. In addition …

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Sunken Treasure: The Rod of Seven Parts Retro Review

The Rod of Seven Parts Retro Review The author would like to acknowledge that some spoilers to the adventure may be given within the review, so if you intend on playing in this campaign you might want to avoid reading it until after the campaign is complete.   Campaign Design by Skip Williams Artwork by Stephen A. Daniele, Greg Kerkman, …

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Guest Review: The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh

Guest Writer: Shane Davis “Desolate and abandoned, the evil alchemist’s mansion stands alone on the cliff, looking out towards the sea. Mysterious lights and ghostly hauntings have kept away the people of Saltmarsh, despite rumors of a fabulous forgotten treasure.” So begins “The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh”, the premiere module of the U-Series and the first module published by TSR …

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Guest Review: The Maze of Zayene – Part I: Prisoners of the Maze

Guest Writer: Jason “Flynn” Kemp “The Maze of Zayene – Part I: Prisoners of the Maze” is the first of a four-part adventure series written by Robert J. Kuntz and published by Creations Unlimited. The back cover describes this module as “an advanced FRP adventure for four characters of skill levels 8-12. It is fully compatible with the most popular ADVANCED …